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Stephen Colbert Funds Every Grant Requested by South Carolina Teachers

Posted by Kate Chesnutt

May 10, 2015 2:20:00 PM

Catch the news?

On Thursday, Stephen Colbert announced that he's going to fund every single grant request South Carolina teachers made on the crowdfunding website Donorschose.org

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Topics: Teaching & Learning, State News, Teacher Appreciation

Stephen Colbert Shows South Carolina Teachers Major Appreciation

Posted by Kate Chesnutt

May 8, 2015 11:10:00 AM

A Meaningful Gift

While in New York at a funding conference hosted by education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org, Stephen Colbert embraced educational technologies for a very special announcement for South Carolina School’s and their teachers. The comedian and talk show host was on a live video feed with the students from Alexander Elementary School. Colbert, a product of the South Carolina public education system, showed his appreciation by announcing that he would be giving back to the school system that produced him. Colbert, ScanSource and Share Fair Nation are, funding all the DonorsChoose.org campaigns for teachers in South Carolina.


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Topics: Teaching & Learning, State News, Teacher Appreciation

SAT to replace ACT in Michigan Schools

Posted by Kate Chesnutt

Apr 8, 2015 7:15:00 AM

Michingan Department of Eduation's Reasoning

Citing that the College Board’s SAT will cost $15.4 million less than the ACT over a three year period, the Michigan Department of Education has decided to require Michigan public high school juniors to take the SAT instead, starting this fall for the 2015- 2016 school year. The state awarded the $17.1 million dollar contract to the SAT. The testing will begin in spring of 2016.

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Topics: State News

Cool Math In Real Life - Ratios, Ratio Language, Reduction to Unit Rate

Posted by Kate Chesnutt

Mar 23, 2015 7:30:00 AM

At LearnBop we know that sometimes taking math concepts from the page to the real world is hard. Students often ask, “When will I ever use this in ‘real life?’”

At LearnBop, we want to help students stay interested and engaged in math. That's why we started this weekly series that outlines how problems or patterns emerge “in real life.” In our second edition we will go over CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.1 and  CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.2, covering ratios, ratio language, and ratio relationships (reduction to unit rates).

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Topics: Implementing the Common Core, Resources, Teaching & Learning, Algebra & Algebra Readiness

Impressive Leadership: 6 State and District Supers that Have Made a Big Impact

Posted by Kate Chesnutt

Mar 5, 2015 9:36:00 AM

When it comes to a state's attitude on and adoption of education technology, a lot of positive change can be driven by the state superintendent. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world," said Nelson Mandela. These superintendents know the weight of that truth and work to effect positive change in their districts.  In this post we highlight six state and district superintendents across the country for their roles in helping students through the adoption of edtech and other forward-thinking initiatives.

Schools are adapting to the 21st Century due to the hard work of superintendents. These superintendents have worked to ensure that the students, teachers, and classrooms are future ready. We salute these empowering superintendents: Dr. Tommy Bice of Alabama, Tom Torlakson of California, Alberto Carvalho of Florida, Mike Flanagan of Michigan, Luvelle Brown of New York, and Karen Rue of Texas.

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